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Pages: 2608-2616
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-615-0441-1
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2011
Location: Barcelona, Spain

INCULCATING EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS FOR TECHNICAL STUDENTS OF MANUFACTURING PROGRAMME

M.S. Rasul1, R.A. Abd Rauf2

1Polytechnic Development Department (MALAYSIA)
2Ministry of Education (MALAYSIA)
Employability skills are one of the soft skills which are as important as technical skills and should be acquired by an employee in the industrial sector today. Unfortunately not all employees today acquired employability skills that are expected by the employer. This study is carried out to identify aspects of the employability skills and its relationship with the requirement of the employer in the manufacturing industries. Samples for the research consist of 107 employers from manufacturing industry and this study has been done to companies in the manufacturing industry and grouped into three which are type of industry, company size and ownership status. Analysis of the survey, managed to determine important aspects of the employability skills needed by employers in the manufacturing industries. The skills were ranked and results showed that all seven of the employability was considered important by Malaysian manufacturing industry with the basic skill, thinking skill, sources skill, resources skill, system and technology skill and personal qualities were most important skills whereas informational skill was considered moderately important.
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author = {Rasul, M.S. and Abd Rauf, R.A.},
title = {INCULCATING EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS FOR TECHNICAL STUDENTS OF MANUFACTURING PROGRAMME},
series = {3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN11 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-615-0441-1},
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M.S. Rasul, R.A. Abd Rauf (2011) INCULCATING EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS FOR TECHNICAL STUDENTS OF MANUFACTURING PROGRAMME, EDULEARN11 Proceedings, pp. 2608-2616.
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